Half Crown

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Half Crown

A former coin in the United Kingdom equal in value to 1/8 of one British pound. Half crowns were demonetized in 1970, the year before the pound was decimalized.
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On the day, before the coaches arrived, the club committeemen would hand out a shiny half crown (13p) to each of the children.
The simple, sad reality is that you can't combine a generous welfare state with open borders; you will imiss half crowns and remain equally baffled by metric measurements inevitably be overwhelmed by demand.
Records held by PC Tubbs of Birmingham CID showed police already had details of forging gangs and had made some arrests in the Newtown area where thieves were stealing silver and making forged half crowns.
Tansley had to engage a large staff of girls to receive the payments as customers queued with their half crowns.
All of them farthings sported a wren; ha'pennies crossed the ocean waves with the Golden Hind; pennies were patriotic with the figure of Britannia; thrupenny bits were castle-like with a crown and chained portcullis as well as a 12-sided design; sixpences were garlanded with a rose, thistle, shamrock and leek; English shillings featured three lions; florins flaunted a Tudor rose surrounded by thistles, shamrocks, and leeks; and half crowns were regal with a crowned shield.
Befittingly for their smallness farthings sported a wren; ha'pennies crossed the ocean waves with the Golden Hind; pennies were patriotic with the figure of Britannia; thrupenny bits were castlelike '' in pocket is rich with a crowned and chained portcullis as well as a 12-sided design; sixpences were garlanded with a rose, thistle, shamrock and leek; English shillings featured three lions; florins flaunted a Tudor rose surrounded by thistles, shamrocks, and leeks; and half crowns were regal with a crowned shield.